College updates mobile app

The app is free to download and includes a variety of new resources and information for students

The third version of Okanagan College’s mobile app is now available in both the Apple Store and Android market.

Built primarily for student use, the app is free to download and includes a variety of new resources and information for students.

“So far we have received a really good response from our students,” said Deborah Matheson, manager of software and support services.

“It is great to be able to provide them with the tools they prefer to use in order to connect with some of our most popular services.”

The new version includes upgrades such as a direct links to the library’s mobile site, the college’s social media feeds and an enhanced interface.

Students can gain quick access to grades, their schedule, ClassFinder, college maps and news.

“I thought only the bigger schools had apps and didn’t even think to check for mine,” said Sierra Reeves, a first-year arts student.

“I hope it will help me keep track of my deadlines now that I’ll be using it.”

The app is also available in a mobile web version for those who are unable to download and install apps on their device, such as users of a Mac or PC (requires Safari or Chrome).

The mobile web version allows users to access the app from the web, rather than installing it. The mobile web version is available at http://m.okanagan.bc.ca.

The college will be releasing versions for Blackberry and Windows soon.

Work on the app will continue in 2013 with future developments already in the works.

Staff plans on bringing the college’s Google calendar to the app, as well as the awards search and department contacts.